Highlights



New Exhibition Dates: February 2 - July 18, 2011
Special Display and Special Admission for Students

Special Display: "Solaris" by Shiro Kuramata and "Valentine" by Ettore Sottsass
Shiro Kuramata's masterpiece "Solaris" (1977, Cabinet) and Ettore Sottsass's best-known work, "Valentine (Olivetti)" (1969, Typewriter) will be on special display at the 1F lobby as of April 27 (Wed.)

  • add_a.jpgShiro Kuramata
    "Solaris" 1977 Cabinet
    Photo: Mitsumasa Fujitsuka
  • add_b.jpg Ettore Sottsass
    "Valentine (Olivetti)" 1969 Typewriter
    Photo: Alberto Fioraventi

Special Admission for Students: Apr. 27 - Jul. 18
We expect that more students, who will create the future, will have greater freedom in discovering "the world of design, a world of dreams and love" created by the two designers.

University Students ¥800 →¥500
High and Junior High School Students ¥500 →Free

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[1F Lobby] Works for "Memphis" collective
RIGHT: Ettore Sottsass "Carlton"(Shelf, 1981), CENTER: Shiro Kuramata "Imperial" (cabinet, 1981), LEFT: Shiro Kuramata "TOKYO" (terrazzo table, 1983)


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[Gallery 1] The Kachina series (2005-2010)
Kachina series has been produced based on the Sottsass's drawings at Cirva; Glass-blowing Studio in Marseille, France, under supervision of Ernest Mourmans.


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[Gallery 2] Shiro Kuramata's design in the 1980's or later.
Four "Miss Blanche" (Chair, 1988) including an early prototype.


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[Sunken Courtyard]
"How High the Moon" (Chair, 1986) made of titanium. (different from original type of steel)

Photos: Masaya Yoshimura


Films etc

  • "Aspiration for floatation - Miss Blanches and agravity"
    29 minutes, Japanese with French subtitles
  • Interview of Ettore Sottsass extracting from "History of Objects"
    18 minutes, English with Japanese subtitles
  • "Shiro Kuramata Purple Shadows"
    15minutes, Japanese (no subtitles)

"Amorino" (objet)
Turned to power 15:00 - 15:30 (several rolling motion)

Amorino

"Hydrogen Dream" (lamp/objet)
Repeatedly turned on 1 minute and off 14 minutes.

Hydrogen Dream

"Malay B"(Table ware)
Repeatedly turned on 1 minute and off 14 minutes.

Malay B

Exhibition Tool for Kids

"See if you can find these objects in the exhibition. Let's find!"
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An exhibition tool created for children under the direction of Yasuko Seki.
Provided at the reception desk upon request.

Click left image or below "Download", to get the PDF file.

Download